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Finalists in the main Business and Management Game, sponsored by Norwich Union in association with the Independent, are from M&G, KPMG Peat Marwick, South East Essex Sixth Form College, CMAC Microcircuits and Kings Investments, a private London team.

The plate competition, for runners-up, involves Whatman Paper, Rover Group, G Maunsell, Knight Piesold and MK Electric. The finals are on 10 July in Norwich. For further information contact David Ward at the University of East Anglia (0603 58220).


Almost half of the UK's small firms have been victims of some sort of crime, according to a survey of 2,670 firms by the Forum of Private Business. It found that 45 per cent had been affected by crime in the past 12 months.


More than a fifth of fund managers surveyed by Gallup for the brokers Smith New Court are planning to increase their holdings of UK property. The study showed the highest level of interest since the survey began in July 1990.


Sturge Holdings, the largest underwriting agent in the Lloyd's insurance market, has deferred cash calls totalling pounds 21m in an attempt to help thousands of hard-hit members of syndicates 330, 122, 503, 694 and 498.

TODAY: 14.6.93

Producer price index for May

Interims: M&W.

Finals: BET, East Midlands Electricity, Foreign & Colonial, Kenwood Appliances.

TOMORROW: 15.6.93

The Chancellor, Kenneth Clarke, gives Mansion House speech. CBI survey of distributive trades for May. Company liquidity survey (first quarter). Index of output of production industries for April. US consumer price index for May.

Interims: David Lloyd Leisure.

Finals: Bradford Property Trust, FKI, Manweb, Melville Street, Volex, Wellman, Wessex Water, Sheriff Holdings.

WEDNESDAY: 16.6.93

Public sector borrowing requirement for May. Retail sales for May. US housing starts, industrial production.

Interims: Chemring.

Finals: London Scottish Bank, NFC, Portsmouth & Sunderland News, Stirling, John Waddington.

THURSDAY: 17.6.93

UK unemployment figures (May). Average earnings (May). Retail price index (May). Bundesbank council meeting.

Interims: AAH Holdings, Bradstock.

Finals: Seven Trent, South Wales Electricty, Southern Water, Regalian Properties, GEI International, Dawson International.

FRIDAY: 18.6.93

UK money supply figures (May). Building societies figures (May).